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Old 03-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tips i should know? I've read a lot and watched videos so i think i have a clear idea of what to do. So far:

I'll use Zero insertion force on the cpu , just letting it fall in so as not to bend pins
I've downloaded the latest bios from EVGA and created a usb flash
I have arctic silver and compound remover
I have a ground strap and im going to touch a power supply that is plugged in before beginning
I'll double check all stand offs and make sure none came out when i remove the old board
I've backed up to a second hard drive and created a windows repair disk
I used a key finder to copy all my activation codes

Im really hoping that i'll put all this together and it will just boot up the first time. Anything i might have over looked?

Thanks for any advice

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Default Re: First MoBo purchase and install

I just did a build for the first time last week, so I'm still new to this, but it sounds like your good.

These two videos helped me out a lot:

The guy in the second video kind of annoyed me, mostly because he made it a point to disregard the books that came with everything, but I still took some information away from it. I actually took the time to read through my motherboard manual, it helped a bit and took some of the uncertainty out of what I was doing.

Best of luck =)

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Thanks for the videos!
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